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Joint statement following the disruption of a civil society meeting
The embassies of France, Germany, Great Britain and Switzerland strongly condemn the disruption by an organized group including monks of the get-together on the theme “Sharing and listening session with families of the disappeared” organized by Families of the Disappeared in the Centre for Society a...
06.08.2014 - 10:54
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Term of the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons Extended
The term of the Presidential Commission investigating alleged disappearances of persons in the Northern and Eastern Provinces has been extended to Feb. 15, 2015. The three-member Commission, comprising Mr. Maxwell Parakrama Paranagama (Chairman), Ms. Suranjana Vidyaratne and Ms. Mano Ramanathan, was...
06.08.2014 - 10:35
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EDB Turns 35 - A Review of its Contribution to the Nation
Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) celebrated its 35th Anniversary on 1st August 2014. As an apex national organization in export development and promotion, EDB deserves a high degree of praise for its remarkable contribution made towards socioeconomic development of the country. Since its in...
06.08.2014 - 10:58 By T.K.Premadasa
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Sri Lanka Ranks High In South Asia In The Rule Of Law Index
World Justice Project (WJP), based in Washington DC, in its 2014 Rule of Law Index has ranked Sri Lanka 48th among 99 countries assessed by the Project. WJP Rule of Law Index is an assessment tool that offers a comprehensive picture of adherence to the rule of law, using experts and general populati...
06.08.2014 - 10:12
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Ananda Bodime Rasa Katha will be launched on 9th August
The Book titled as “Ananda Bodime Rasa Katha(Funny stories of Ananda Hostel)” will be launched on 9th August at 4.00 p.m. at the Kularathne Hall,Ananda College. The book was authored by a prestigious past pupil of Ananda and an engineering consultant, Devsiri P Hewavidana .The book was based on a...
06.08.2014 - 10:08 By Dr.Nalin Abeysekera
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Korean push for first ever Lanka regional apparel training
As apparel revenues topped $2.4 Bn in ’14 1H, in a new development, Korea has extended its support to enhance industry capacity in North-and Sri Lanka’s crucial apparel industry training efforts have now expanded to regions for the first time. “We are receiving today’s apparel technical support tha...
06.08.2014 - 09:59
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India - Sri Lanka Relations At Cross-Roads
Just when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going great guns with his neighbourhood diplomacy- the latest manifestation of the policy being a visit to Kathmandu, relations with Sri Lanka appear to be nose-diving for reasons which are entirely not in control of Delhi. Historically speaking there has be...
06.08.2014 - 09:39
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Northern Province Chief Secretary Vijayalakshmi Ramesh out of the reach of Chief Minister Vigneswaran
Only the President has the power to appoint, transfer or dismiss the Northern Province Chief Secretary Vijayalakshmi Ramesh and the Chief Minister and the Chief Secretary should work in harmony, cooperating with each other, the Supreme Court declared yesterday. class="caption" /> Court was of the vi...
05.08.2014 - 13:55
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Furore in Tamil Nadu over Shenali Waduge’s article: Much ado about nothing or is the truth hurting?
Shenali Waduge’s recent article titled “How meaningful are Jayalalitha’s love letters to Narendra Modi?” appears to have raised a hornet’s nest in Tamil Nadu. One needs to ask the question whether the same reaction would have been elicited had the title dropped the word “love” from it. Obviously t...
05.08.2014 - 13:42 By Raj Gonsalkorale
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Sri Lankan Ambassador in Indonesia presents credentials at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta
The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Indonesia Anoja Wijeyesekera presented her credentials to The President of Indonesia, His Excellency Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on 21 July 2014, at a magnificent ceremony held at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. The ceremony commenced with a red carpet Guard of Honour by...
05.08.2014 - 09:03
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President Mahinda Rajapaksa sends condolence Message to Chinese President on earthquake tragedy
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has sent a condolence message to his Chinese counterpart, President XI Jinping on the earthquake that struck the Yunnan province in South West China last Sunday. The full text of the message is as follows: His Excellency Xi Jinping President of the People’s Republic of Ch...
05.08.2014 - 08:53
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Pak-Saudi Govts Should Call OIC Meeting
UNO and world over protests failed to convince Israeli to stop brutality in Gaza. Tonnage of bombs pounded in Gaza by Tel Aviv’s warplanes in more than 155 airstrikes on the blockaded strip till 27th day of aggression. So far, in airstrikes and ground actions Palestinian sources claimed 1,724 kill...
04.08.2014 - 08:25 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Development Deficit Along The Border
At long last India is going to pay attention to development of infrastructure along the border with China. A massive road network and robust telecommunication facilities are planned that will benefit the security forces and local people alike. Border belt in North-east India especially along Arunach...
04.08.2014 - 06:59 By Malladi Rama Rao - Syndicate Features
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Rs. 3000 million investment in Development in the North Western Province - Dayasiri Jayasekara
Since, being elected to office as the Chief Minister of the North Western Province Rs. 3000 million has been invested in development efforts across the Province. This was highlighted by Dayasiri Jayasekara , Chief Minster at the occasion to handover appointments for Education Administrative Offic...
04.08.2014 - 06:50
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Canada Rejected Visa to Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne
The Canadian High Commission in Colombo, last week has rejected the issue of visa to party Dr Wickramabahu Karunaratne. The Canadian High Commission First Secretary, Immigration, C McKinney had in a letter to Left Front President and General Secretary of the Nava Sama Samaja party Dr Wickramabahu...
03.08.2014 - 17:07
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Letter from America: Israel needs to be punished for her crimes against humanity
As I stated last week, I have almost stopped watching TV news these days. It is too depressing to watch the cries of Palestinians who have lost their loved ones in a genocidal campaign launched by the rogue state of Israel. Probably by now more than 1800 Palestinians in Gaza have died – almost all c...
03.08.2014 - 12:07 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Argentinian Economic Crisis - 2014
During the early 1900s, according to historians, Europeans used to brand a wealthy person as someone who was as rich as an Argentinian, thanks to the enviable position that Argentina enjoyed in the rich club – the 10th wealthiest nation on the planet. At a time when Argentina defaulted on its debt f...
03.08.2014 - 12:00 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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Rumor Mongers Involved in Creating Social Disharmony - Warned
: Defence Ministry has said that strict action would be taken against those who circulate false information with the malicious objective of creating social disharmony among communities. Sspokesman for Ministry of Defence & Urban Development, Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said in a press relea...
03.08.2014 - 06:54
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Asylum seekers were encouraged to return in the security interests of Sri Lanka and the region
Sri Lanka blamed that United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR for its failure to issues surrounding the asylum seekers in the country, especially the Pakistan Asylum Seekers. Sri Lanka has clearly stated that it cannot be expected to carry a burden of this nature for an indefinite perio...
03.08.2014 - 06:56
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Why Can’t BJP Face Polls in Delhi
The Bharatiya Janata Party has tied itself in all sorts of knots as pressure mounts on it to decide what to do with the suspended Delhi assembly—should it be dissolved and fresh polls ordered or should the BJP form a government by whatever means. But it will appear that the other major players in De...
03.08.2014 - 06:15 By M Rama Rao & Atul Cowshish - Syndicate Features
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